Director of Finance and OperationsAt HTI, Donna leads and oversees the Finance, Human Resources, and the IT functions. She is a strategic leader and plays a critical role on the senior leadership team. Donna has worked for the past 28 years in the nonprofit area with both The American Red Cross and March of Dimes. Donna has a proven success in managing entire accounting operations, evaluating existing systems and procedures, defining financial and operational controls and generating business strategies. One of her great accomplishments is in building successful teams with a key focus on streamlining processes. She earned her BS degree in Accounting from Daniel Webster College in New Hampshire and Saint Leo University in Florida.
Emma coordinates external content sharing to cultivate relationships with donors and encourage the general public to support HTI’s work. Before coming to HTI, Emma worked as a consultant with the Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking. Her work included crafting federal appropriations recommendations and co-writing a presidential transition report, alongside numerous writing projects centered on counter-human trafficking advocacy. Emma was also an intern for Illinois State Representative Kelly Cassidy where she performed research for upcoming legislation. She received a B.A. in Global Studies from the University of Chicago. View all posts by Emma Ecker